construct
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: kŏn'strŭkt, IPA: /ˈkɒn.stɹʌkt/
  • (America) enPR: kän'strŭkt, IPA: /ˈkɑn.stɹʌkt/
  • (British, America) enPR: kən-strŭkt', IPA: /kənˈstɹʌkt/
Noun

construct (plural constructs)

  1. Something constructed from parts.
    The artwork was a construct of wire and tubes.
    Loops and conditional statements are constructs in computer programming.
  2. A concept or model.
    Bohr's theoretical construct of the atom was soon superseded by quantum mechanics.
  3. (genetics) A segment of nucleic acid, created artificially, for transplantation into a target cell or tissue.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: constructo
  • Russian: конце́пция
  • Spanish: constructo
Translations Verb

construct (constructs, present participle constructing; past and past participle constructed)

  1. (transitive) To build or form (something) by assembling parts.
    We constructed the radio from spares.
  2. (transitive) To build (a sentence, an argument, etc.) by arranging words or ideas.
    A sentence may be constructed with a subject, verb and object.
    • The Vietnam War films are forms of memory that function to provide collective rememberings, to construct history, and to subsume within them the experience of the veterans.
  3. (transitive, geometry) To draw (a geometric figure) by following precise specifications and using geometric tools and techniques.
    Construct a circle that touches each vertex of the given triangle.
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